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Senate body passes Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014 ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing on Interior and Narcotics Control on Wednesday unanimously passed Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014.The committee, which met here at Parliament House, was chaired by Talha Mehmood. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid, senators Sardar Ali Khan, Col (retd) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi and Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hasni, Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Kh Zaheer Ahmed, Senior Legislation Advisor Malak Hakam Khan, Attorney General for Pakistan and senior officials of Interior ministry.The committee discussed in details various clauses of the bill and agreed on enactment of the bill with amendment in clause that Grade 15 officers of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) would be authorized to issue shoot-out order.Senator Pervaiz Rashid, who is also Law and Justice Minister, speaking on the occasion as member of the committee said the trend of crimes had changed and now there was need ...

CM announces compensation for victims of PIA plane firing incident PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Wednesday announced compensation under Shaheed package for the victims of firing incident on Peshawar-bound PIA flight during landing at the airport late last night. Under the announcement, the martyred woman's heirs will be paid Rs. 5 lacs while the injured will be given Rs. 2 lacs each.The Chief Minister has directed the concerned authorities for arranging early payment of the compensation amounts.He made clear that such meager money can't be ...
Farzana Parveen murder case; SC terms police report incomplete ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the Police report regarding murder of Farzana Parveen outside Lahore High Court, Lahore incomplete and directed the Police to submit a comprehensive report till Thursday.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the suo-moto notice case against stoning to death of pregnant Woman Farzana Parveen outside the premises of LHC, ...
CM distributes Rs300,000 compensation cheque to each injured cop  RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday visited District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) and inquired after the health of police personnel injured by stone pelting and physical brawl by unruly activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on June 23. They took round of various wards of the allied hospital, presented bouquets to the injured and interacted with them. Commissioner Zahid Saeed, District Coordination Officer Sajid Zafar Dall, City ...
KP to utilize surplus gas for generation of electricity: Khattak PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak Wednesday said that the provincial government has decided the utilization of the surplus natural gas for generating electricity and its provision to industries on subsidized rate to resolve the problem of unemployment in the province. Addressing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the chief minister said that unemployment is big misfortune for both the country and province. He said that due to law & order and terrorism has made investment ...
NA speaker, Deputy speaker condole death of Makhdoom Naveed-Uz-Zaman ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the death of Makhdoom Naveed-uz-Zaman younger brother of Makhdoom Amin Fahim.In their separate condolence messages issued here on Wednesday to Makhdoom Amin Fahim, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker said they were shocked to learn the sad news of death of his brother.They expressed their deep sense of grief and sorrow over the sad demise.They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest ...
LHC cancels interim bail of gas theft accused LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday cancelled interim bail of a factory owner involved in a Rs 950 million gas theft case.The single bench comprising Justice Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi was hearing the matter.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel Latif Khosa arguing before the court submitted that his client Tariq Aziz had obtained a gas connection for factory, Pak Paper and Hardboard Mill. But the police registered a baseless and fake case of gas theft against him, ...


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